My husband and I went here after a recommendation from an employee at Turnbull Winery. I don't think I heard much else about his favorite dishes once he told us Goose & Gander has french fries deep fried in duck fat!
We had dinner reservations somewhere else later in the evening but since we were on vacation we decided we'd indulge. We sat down in the basement bar. Very nice ambiance. Dark and cozy. We ordered some Gorgonzola stuffed dates and of course the Duck fat fries.The dates were a nice combination of sweet and salty. The duck fat fries? Simply the best fries I've eaten. Warm, crispy, not too salty and even though you may think they would be, not greasy. My only question is, Why were they served with ketchup? They certainly did not need anything. I read a review where someone stated that they thought the fries were just okay and that they tasted like fries deep fried in vegetable oil. I can only say that if you can't tell the difference, then something is wrong with your taste buds and you shouldn't be wasting your time eating at quality restaurants.
Because of the tasty fries and dates, we returned a couple of days later to eat lunch. This time we sat in the cozy dining room and ordered and shared the Smoked Corn Croquettes, Braised Pork Shoulder-(Choucroute of Brussels sprouts & sauerkraut, bacon, pinenuts, & apple~celery salad), both appetizers and the The G&G Burger (Grass fed beef, gruyere cheese, house smoked bacon, & duck fat fries).
The croquettes were yummy, the braised pork shoulder was fall apart tender and tasty, but the burger stole the show. The meat was flavorful and the bun was wonderfully soft but didn't fall apart. Our server was prompt and very nice. He made some good wine recommendations and let us sample wine and beer.
We will absolutely return on our next trip to the Napa Valley!